Zillow, an online real estate database, looked at cities with a population of more than 250,000 people and determined which locales had a lot of date spots (restaurants, bars, movie theaters, etc.) and a high number of single people who could afford to fill these establishments. The rankings also took into account which cities had a high percentage of new residents because “you may benefit from an influx of fresh, single faces to prevent a dating scene where everyone knows everyone.”
The study does not address the fact that Washington may have a lot of singles because it could actually be a bad place to find love.
Anyway, here’s how Washington fared:
• Percent single (not married): 71 percent
• Percent new and single: 8.4 percent
• Date spots per 10,000 people: 44
• Disposable income (Expected annual rent subtracted from median income): $25,915
And here, based on this criteria, is the list of the top 10 cities to find love:
1. Washington, D.C.
4. St. Louis
9. San Francisco
See the full results here.